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on Jan 10, 2013 in Landscape Photography

Monument Valley Day

I love being able to set up the camera, turn it on and let ‘er rip! This is one of my favorite locations to do it. Monument Valley is where time seems timeless to me so to tell that story, I love to do time lapse. Now the D4, D800 and others have a time lapse features which, once you push the button, when it finishes you have a done .mov. The problem is the resolution is not as high as doing it the old fashion way. What is old fashion? The camera clicks of one Jpeg every 30sec (I use the MC-36) for however you want to let it rip. It is then assembled in Photoshop by simple putting all the images in one folder, open that folder in Photoshop, click on the first file and then click on Sequence and click open. Then all you have to do is File > Export > Video and you’re good to go. Just need to make sure the file numbers go from 0001 – 9999. If your camera creates a new folder during the Time Lapse, you’ll have to renumber. Enjoy!